Understanding how to use the methods of history: the training of pre-service educators

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dc.contributor.author Burenheide, Bradley
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-17T19:26:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-17T19:26:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18382
dc.description.abstract To explore what students know about utilizing primary sources in instruction and offer methods of how to use it, Project History Methods was a workshop instituted at Kansas State University during the Spring 2009 semester. Through a grant sponsored by the Midwest Center for Teaching with Primary Sources at Illinois State University and the Library of Congress, the Kansas State University College of Education’s Center for Social Studies Education created the workshop to train students how to utilize the digital archives of the Library of Congress to teach basic historical concepts and use these sources to engage students in the study of historical phenomena. The college students who participated in the workshop explored strategies of teaching history, received instruction from an academic historian, and created a product that could be used in their teaching. These products were built as lesson plans for use, subjected to the review of workshop participants, and utilized primary sources from the digital archives. In doing so, not only were the participants exposed to the issues of teaching and exploring history, but were engaged in the development of skills to understanding how the discipline of history functions. The remainder of this paper explores how the workshop affected pre-service teaching understanding of historical thought, as well as the implications for training future teachers of history. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject History curriculum en_US
dc.subject Pre-service teachers en_US
dc.subject Primary sources en_US
dc.subject Lesson plans en_US
dc.title Understanding how to use the methods of history: the training of pre-service educators en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.epage 16 en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bburen en_US

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